Mary Lynn has worn many hats—secretary, certified nursing assistant, and retail manager, among others—but none has meant as much to her as writer. After earning a bachelor’s degree in management, she took a bold step in pursuit of her dream of becoming a full-time writer in 2012, applying and gaining acceptance to the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. There she honed her craft, and shortly after graduation in 2015, realized her dream. These days, she spends her time writing and researching her first novel, due to be completed later this year. Residing in northern Illinois, Mary Lynn is married and enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown children and five grandchildren.